Inaugural Adam Kolton Alaska Storytelling Grant

We are pleased to share the details about our inaugural Adam Kolton Alaska Storytelling Grant as the October 19, 2022 application deadline quickly approaches.

Established in memory of our late executive director, Adam Kolton, this Storytelling Grant is a merit-based, unrestricted award of $20,000 to a practicing professional storyteller of exceptional talent and ability who has experience living in Alaska and who tells a uniquely Alaskan story. Adam deeply understood the power of storytelling as a tool for change in the Alaskan landscape, a legacy and tradition this new arts award will carry into the future. 

Through this grant – made possible thanks to generous donations to the Adam Kolton Memorial Fund – we will help support artists and storytellers with new and traditional approaches alike. We are eager to dive into our applicants’ variety of storytelling formats such as spoken word, photography, film and visual art, and encourage continued exploration in this application process of what it means to tell an impactful story.

It has been a long road since we announced this new initiative late last year. During that time, the League community helped us carry on Adam’s legacy by empowering new voices and inspiring others to carry the torch for iconic landscapes like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – and our supporters responded in a major way.

Through donations, heartfelt notes and continued involvement, our community paved the way for this impactful grant. We are incredibly humbled to share this opportunity with you now.

Head here to learn more about the guidelines and how to apply for this unrestricted $20,000 grant award. And please share this opportunity with others so that all worthy applications can arrive before the deadline, midnight Alaska time, October 19, 2022.